Nature Sightings

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Here, we post wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

Red-tailed Hawk in Boylston

February 17, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A red-tailed hawk in Boylston, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this red-tailed hawk in Boylston.

Green-winged Teal in Marlborough

February 15, 2018

A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this green-winged teal at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 9, 2018

An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American coot, mallards, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Common Mergansers in Lincoln

February 9, 2018

Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.
Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

Harold McAleer photographed these common mergansers on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.

Gray Squirrel and Feeder Birds in Framingham

February 9, 2018

A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a gray squirrel, a black-capped chickadee, a dark-eyed junco, a house finch, and a pair of northern cardinals in Framingham.

Dark-eyed Junco and Northern Cardinals in Harvard

February 8, 2018

A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Northern cardinals in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Northern cardinals in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a dark-eyed junco and a pair of northern cardinals in Harvard.

Red Squirrel and Eastern Bluebirds in Sudbury

February 8, 2018

A red squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
A red squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed a red squirrel and eastern bluebirds in Sudbury.

Ducks and Geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough

February 6, 2018

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A male mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A male mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A female mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A female mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Eastern Bluebird in Framingham

February 6, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this eastern bluebird at her Framingham feeder.

Feeder Birds in Framingham

February 6, 2018

A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a dark-eyed junco, a northern cardinal, a tufted titmouse, and a white-throated sparrow at his feeder in Framingham.

Birds in Southborough

February 4, 2018

A house finch in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mourning doves in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mourning doves in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a house finch and mourning doves at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

February 4, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this red-tailed hawk in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 31, 2018

American coots at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
American coots at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American coots, Canada geese, a mallard, and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Meadow Vole in Lincoln

January 31, 2018

A meadow vole in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A meadow vole in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this meadow vole beneath his bird feeder in Lincoln.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 26, 2018

An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American coot and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

January 26, 2018

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of house sparrows at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of house sparrows at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a pair of house sparrows, and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Chickadee and Turkeys in Lincoln

January 26, 2018

A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee and turkeys at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln.

Eastern Bluebird in Sudbury

January 19, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this eastern bluebird in Sudbury.

Red-tailed Hawk in Framingham

January 19, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this red-tailed hawk in Framingham.

Northern Cardinal in Northborough

January 15, 2018

A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this northern cardinal near her home in Northborough.

Birds in Southborough

January 14, 2018

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, and a European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ducks at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 14, 2018

Mating mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mating mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern pintail at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards and a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mating mallards, a northern pintail, and a group of mallards with a Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Turkeys in Framingham

January 14, 2018

A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these turkeys near his home in Framingham.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

January 10, 2018

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose, a mute swan, and a song sparrow at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

White-throated Sparrow in Southborough

January 10, 2018

A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this white-throated sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.